Hybrid network is faster, stronger and healthier for NHS Shetland

05 July 2016

NHS Shetland didn’t want its LAN to end up in A&E.

NHS Shetland didn’t want its LAN to end up in A&E.

The NHS on the Shetland Isles has upgraded its LAN to deliver greater resilience and enhanced network management processes. 

It is underpinned by a disaster recovery facility on a separate site at the Shetland Islands Council’s headquarters in Lerwick. The council is primarily responsible for fibre infrastructure on the island.

The project was carried out by Lancaster-based network specialist TNP (The Network People) which was appointed following a tender using the Scottish Procurement’s Network Enablement Services Framework. 

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Combined backup solution aims to improve speed, flexibility and cost efficiency for data centres

10 December 2015

According to ExaGrid, its unique scale-out GRID architecture allows for faster data backups.

ExaGrid has partnered with Zerto for the delivery of complementary backup solutions that aim to greatly improve data centre performance and cost efficiency. 

Zerto specialises in enterprise-class business continuity (BC) and disaster recover (DR) solutions as well as continuous data replications. It will now use ExaGrid’s disk-based backup storage and data deduplication architecture. 

The platform enables the most recent Zerto backup of Tier 1 VMs in a ‘Virtual Protection Group’ to be stored in an ExaGrid Landing Zone in its native format for fast restores and boot-ups. Long-term copies of these offsite backups are then retained in the ExaGrid repository as deduplicated data. 

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Clinical research organisation now has single platform for data compliance and backup

08 December 2015

The pharmaceutical sector is one of the most highly regulated in the world. Quanticate therefore needs to ensure complete data integrity.

Quanticate will use software from Commvault to ensure availability and compliance with global legislation for all its electronic data assets. 

Headquartered in the UK and US, Quanticate is a clinical research organisation (CRO). It is primarily focused on the management, analysis and reporting of data from clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance.

As the pharmaceutical sector is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world, the organisation needs to ensure complete data integrity throughout its period of custody as well as retaining all study data in an accessible form for a minimum of 15 years after a trial ends.

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GWR uses latest technology to help bring back the ‘golden age’ of rail

21 October 2015

First Great Western Railway has rebranded as it aims to put the romance back into train travel.

Great Western Railway (GWR) will use a managed virtualisation solution to support its recent rebrand and maintain the best possible service for customers.

Owned by the FirstGroup, GWR is said to operate one of the UK’s largest and most complex rail networks.

In September, FirstGroup started the process of ‘un-branding’ the business by changing its marque from First Great Western to Great Western Railway – the famous name used when it was originally founded in 1833 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 

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